Business Quarter in conversation with… Frans Calje, CEO of PD Ports
Teesport has developed from being a traditional port, to one which can offer exporters and importers a total solution to their logistics needs, as Frans Calje explains.
Historically serving the region’s oil, chemicals and steel industries, in the past 15 years, Teesport has reinvented itself as a logistics hub, serving exporters and importers throughout the North of England and Scotland.
Chief executive officer of PD Ports, Frans Calje, explains: “We deliberately chose to diversify ourselves and to develop our import and export capability, serving more markets and expanding our offer. That was not just about building the port facilities, we were also very focused on adding value to customers’ supply chains with services such as freight forwarding to offer integrated solutions as an intermodal connection.’’
Owned and operated by PD Ports, one of the UK’s major port groups, Teesport serves a market from Sheffield and Liverpool to the North of Scotland. It the UK’s leading specialist in portcentric logistics handling over 500,000 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) per annum.
Read the full interview on the BQlive website here